Online Courses

IPA ONLINE

The Institute of Public Administration is pleased to outline our wide range of online short training courses and webinar offerings. IPA courses and webinars are delivered by subject matter experts with in-depth experience and knowledge of their specialist areas.

All our offerings incorporate quality content professionally delivered to enhance learning, knowledge and understanding. Disseminating good practice coupled with learner centred development are central to our service philosophy and fundamental to our teaching and facilitation approaches. So as to ensure learning outcomes, particularly for training courses, are achieved class sizes may be limited and similarly there would be a minimum number envisaged to allow for interaction and peer learning.

We are committed to deliver high quality and professional events and where relevant for the training courses, participants will be provided with pre-reading preparatory material so as to commence the participant – specialist engagement in advance of the virtual interaction in the wider class setting.  This material will assist with orientation and group / individual work. This approach is a hallmark of our online training approach.

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The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting.

The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making. The skills and knowledge that students develop in this module are crucial in performing the finance professional roles of steward, enabler and innovator and underpin much of the activity associated with the business partner role.

The Financial Accounting Module provides an introduction to accounting theory, ethics, bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements, which are all fundamental to the stewardship role performed by finance professionals in modern organisations.

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Commences:
30-31 August 2021
Duration:
14 Days over 4 Months

The maintenance of a good employee / industrial relations atmosphere in an organisation depends on the promotion and maintenance of discipline on the one hand while at the same time it is important that grievances are handled effectively in accordance with the principles of natural justice and fairness.  Equally it is important that HRM practitioners and line managers are aware of how to ensure the conduct of a robust investigation in relation to disciplinary or grievance matters.

The aim of the Employment Law - Discipline, Grievance and Workplace Investigations workshop is to provide HRM practitioners and line managers with an awareness of the law and best practice in dealing with discipline and grievance matters and an appreciation of the responsibilities that they have in relation to adhering to discipline and grievance procedures. The workshop also aims to provide guidance relating to the organisation and conduct of investigations.

Commences:
16 November 2021
Duration:
One Day Online Course

A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work has been in place since latter 2020. The aim of the Employment Law - Preventing Bullying and Harassment and Protecting Dignity in the Workplace workshop is to inform HRM and line managers as to how harassment and bullying at work are defined and to set out the procedures by which bullying at work should be managed and the preventative measures and actions that should be taken. The formal process which should be implemented will also be outlined and the role of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be clearly explained.

Commences:
23 November 2021
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

This one day Conducting a Job Analysis for HR and Line Management Personnel online course is designed to equip Line Managers and Human Resource personnel with the required skillset to carry out a Job Analysis.

Job Analysis plays an important role in recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, analysing training and development needs, job design and in increasing personnel as well as organisational efficiency and effectiveness. It is also at the heart of assessing the worth of jobs and determining compensation and benefits.

Commences:
9 November 2021
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Line Managers have a very important role to play, not only in managing people and operations day-to-day, but also in implementing HR and other organisational policies and in supporting their team's development and fostering a culture of staff performance, positive employee relations and employee engagement.  It is also the case that Line Managers should play an active and constructive role in leading and managing change in their organisations.  This is particularly the case in organisations which devolve these activities to Line Managers.  In view of this, it is important to give proper thought to how Line Managers are supported and developed to make sure they have the necessary knowledge and skill to be successful in their role.

The IPA is pleased to offer our HRM Training for Line Managers course as a modular tailored training programme to meet the specific learning and development needs of Line Managers in your organisation.

Commences:
In House Delivery Only
Duration:
Three Hour Modules

Changing work practices, merging work and home life and developing new skills to work remotely could be seen as a wonderful opportunity or a significant challenge. How we each deal with changes and differences that confront us has a significant impact on our effectiveness and impact as leaders in organisations and as individuals in life.  

Building our awareness of how and why we respond in different circumstances is an essential step in identifying more appropriate and supportive behaviours and approaches. Maintaining positive and trusting work relationships and team environments is critical to team and organisational performance and central to demonstrating effective leadership and management.

This course presents an opportunity to learn how to better control your reactions, to remain focused on purpose and help others through conflictual situations. Mastering these skills and incorporating a toolset that allows you to embrace the benefits of conflict in a positive and constructive way will strengthen team relationships, decision making and performance.

Mastering Conflict for Effective Leadership is a three hour online course that will focus on mindset, skillset and developing a toolset to managing conflict for effective team leadership.

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed.
Duration:
Three Hour Online Course

The impact of Covid-19 on the employment relationship has been enormous. Remote working is normalised and some employers and some employees want it to stay.

As the Oireachtas considers the Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020, the focus is on what steps employers can take to ensure legal compliance and future proof their remote working practices.

Employment Law - The Law and Practice of Remote Working is a half-day online workshop that will explore remote working and the employment contract of the future.

Commences:
5 October 2021
Duration:
Half Day Online Workshop

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. 

Commences:
1 December 2021
Duration:
One Day Online Course

With ever increasing support for the validity and utility of Psychometric testing many organisations are using a version of a Cognitive Test or Personality Test to ensure that they acquire the right applicant. The context for this 90-minute Psychometric Testing Preparation for Candidates workshop is to provide the learner with insights on how to prepare for Psychometrics, Personality and Situational Judgement Tests. 

Commences:
10 November 2021 | 16 December 2021
Duration:
90 Minute Webinar

Using Selection Tools for Effectiveness in Recruitment and Section is a one-hour webinar that is aimed at Recruitment and Selection professionals. With an ever increasing cost on hiring in today’s market and a lengthy time involved in training and recruiting. Organisations need to ensure they increase the probability of selecting the most suitable candidate. This 60-minute online webinar will provide the knowledge of how to increase the effectiveness of the HR selection process to select the most appropriate candidate from the talent pool.

Commences:
30 September 2021 | 16 December 2021
Duration:
One Hour Webinar

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